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Court orders ICPC to unfreeze Pinnacle Communications’ account

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered ICPC to unfreeze the account of Pinnacle Communications Limited and counselled anti-corruption agencies of government against taking drastic action that could prevent private enterprises from flourishing prior to concluding investigations to justify such action.
Omoyele Sowore

Omoyele Sowore kicks over exclusion from presidential debate

Mr Omoyele Sowore, Presidential Candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), has protested against his non-inclusion in the planned Presidential Debate being organised by the Nigeria Elections Debate Group (NEDG).

VON chief, others call on mainstream media to counter fake news

The Director-General, Voice of Nigeria, (VON), Mr Osita Okechukwu, has called on mainstream media organisations in the country to establish ‘Social Media Desks’ that would track and counter fake news disseminated on social fora.
US President Donald Trump has accused Saudi Arabia of lying about the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, his strongest comments to date on the affair as pressure builds on the administration to strike a tougher line.

Donald Trump to face impeachment, jail time over hush money

US President Donald Trump could face impeachment and jail time if hush money payments reported by his former lawyer are proven to be campaign finance violations, Democratic lawmakers say

Ibrahim Gambari wants political leaders, others to address Nigeria’s challenges

Former Nigerian’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, calls on political leaders, researchers, students and the academia in the country to unite in addressing the nation’s challenges.

Nigerian media and political accountability

“Only a redeemed media can redeem the nation from drowning in the turbulence of malicious misinformation and hate-mongering that is already gathering,” – Prof Ayobami Ojebode on Thursday, November 29 at the Radio Nigeria 2018 Annual Lecture in Abuja.

DSO: Court warns ICPC over misrepresentation of its proceedings

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has warned the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), against misrepresenting proceedings of the court, saying it took strong exceptions to a statement said to be a press release from the spokesperson of the Commission in respect of a case before the court.
Ish'aq Modibo Kawu

Muhammadu Buhari approves 213 new broadcasting licences

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the issuance of operating licences to 213 new public and private broadcasting outfits in the country.
US First Lady Melania Trump (L) and US President Donald Trump look on as they attend a ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on November 11, 2018 as part of commemorations marking the 100th anniversary of the 11 November 1918 armistice, ending World War I. (Photo by Francois Mori / POOL / AFP)

Donald Trump mulls establishing national TV to counter CNN

U.S. President Donald Trump has suggested the establishment of a U.S. national television station to counter what he termed “the unfair and false way” CNN is portraying the country.
IKRA ALIYU BILBIS

Ikra Bilbis: Politicians promoting hate speeches in Nigeria

As the campaigns for 2019 general elections commences, the Board Chairman, Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC) Mallam Ikra Aliyu Bilbis, has argued that politicians are the ones behind nearly all the hate speeches hence they promote it.
Opeyemi Bamidele

Opeyemi Bamidele urges APC, PDP to shun hate speech

Former National Publicity Secretary of Alliance for Democracy (AD), Hon. Opeyemi Bamidele, Saturday asked All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) not to set Nigeria on fire their comments and speeches.

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman set to address Shura council

Saudi Arabia's King Salman is expected to make his annual address to the kingdom's Shura council, following a nation-wide tour with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

ICPC probes NBC’s Ishaq Kawu, others over N2.5 billion digital switch-over grant

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) has launched a full scale investigation into allegations of mismanaging N2.5 billion of the N10 billion grant for the digital switch-over programme of the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC).
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (R), inspecting food items at the Utako Market, during the launch of TraderMoni in Abuja on Thursday (6-9-18). 04819-6-9-2018-Ibrahim Sumaila-JAU-NAN

HDP drags INEC, APC to court over TraderMoni scheme

The Hope Democratic Party (HDP) has dragged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to court over the short period given to parties to campaign in preparation for the 2019 general election.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike

Nyesom Wike tasks multinationals on key appointments for host communities

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has declared that part of the crisis bedeviling the Niger Delta region was refusal of multinationals to encourage host communities with key appointments.

Falz drags NBC to court over ‘This Is Nigeria’ ban

Foremost Nigerian entertainer Folarin Falana better known by his stage name Falz has filed a lawsuit against the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC).
Luis Bracamontes as he learned in court in March that he would receive the death penalty for the murders of two police officials in Sacramento. Randy Pench-The Sacramento Bee, via Associated Press

US networks, Facebook pull anti-immigrant Donald Trump ad

Fox News, NBC and Facebook have pulled a Trump campaign ad branded racist, which equates a convicted Mexican murderer with Central American migrants en route to the US border.
Ish'aq Modibo Kawu

NBC completes digital mapping of Nigeria

Malam Is’haq Modibbo Kawu, Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), on Tuesday said that the commission had completed work on digital mapping of the entire country.

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NANS demands prosecution of alleged killer of police officer in Ogun

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NLC urges federal government to respect ILO principles

Comrade Ayuba Wabba, President, National Labour Congress (NLC), has urged the federal government to respect International Labour Organisation (ILO) principles and the rights of workers in order to have peaceful industrial relations.
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Explosion in Japanese restaurant leaves more than 40 injured

More than 40 people were injured in an explosion Sunday night at a restaurant in northern Japan, police said.

Nigerians ‘too religious’ – Chinese cleric

A representative of the International Assembly (IA) of the True Jesus Church in Nigeria, Pastor Hong-Hsiung Ko, has described Nigerians as “too religious a people” who also have respect for their religious leaders.